Ellen is the founder of Modo Yoga Northern Kentucky and Modo Yoga Cincinnati..the first Modo yoga studios in the United States. The journey of yoga began in college, where she played tennis at Villanova University. It was a way to challenge her body physically and support a competitive athletic lifestyle. It wasn’t until she and her husband, Michael, were living in Toronto that she found Modo hot yoga. She developed a passion for the practice immediately because it was a way to stay active while creating long term health and mindfulness.

After having her first daughter, Ellen completed the Modo Yoga Teacher Training in 2006. She has furthered her education by becoming a certified Prenatal Yoga Instructor under Mary Barnes and a certified Children’s Yoga teacher through Child Light yoga. Ellen loves sharing yoga with everyone…some of the most joy she receives is teaching her three little girls!

Ellen’s love and passion for yoga can be felt by every one around her. Her vision of opening the studios was not only to share the amazing power of yoga, but also to use the studios as a vehicle to bring peace to our community and world. Ellen is passionate about and committed to reaching out and helping to make a difference.

Ellen gives great gratitude to her teachers and founders of Modo Yoga Ted Grand and Jess Robertson, and to her greatest teachers, her husband Michael, and daughters Taylor, Kya, and Shae.

“And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” (Nelson Mandela)

Yoga gives us this opportunity to tap into our inner light and let it radiate out into the world!